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For Crosby

(For You #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  696 ratings  ·  151 reviews
Crosby Parks had the life most guys only dreamed of. A wealthy family, girls vying for his attention, and pro scouts after his hockey skills. But when the life he knows comes crumbling down, he’s sent to Alabama to escape the media storm and to rebuild his life. If Crosby has any shot of playing professional hockey, he must keep a low profile and graduate from college. But ...more
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published March 14th 2018 (first published March 2018)
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Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

Oh My Gracious, Grinning, Goodness!

Right off the bat, actually a hockey stick in this situation, I was sucked in immediately and knew this was going to be a firecracker of a read.

Loveable, huggable characters, witty, combative conversation, and a love/hate sexy storyline! Yes indeed, my kind of read ;)

So picture this ....

Girl is walking back to dorm room late at night
Girl stumbles upon a guy, buck naked and tied to a tree
Girl is welcomed by guy with hostility and arrogance
Girl tries to untie
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
4 “Hate-to-Love” Stars

"We both fought for control. Fought against what we initially thought about each other. And truth to be told, it made the kiss so much hotter. All the pent-up sexual tension he and I had been dancing around had finally come to a head. An explosive head."

Disclaimer: Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I was intrigued from the moment I read the synopsis. Like honestly it was too damn hilarious. I went i
3.5 Stars

It’s safe to say Sabrina will never forget the first time she laid eyes on Crosby Parks. I mean, the dude was naked and tied to a tree after all. Not something a girl’s likely to forget anytime soon. At first, she has every intention of helping the new transfer student/hockey phenom out of his bind, so to speak, but Crosby’s douchy first impression has Sabrina leaving him to fend for himself.

Crosby never panned on transferring colleges but events outside of his control means a new colle
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was alright. I think "alright" is the word of this review, because I used it so much! I didn't love this, but I didn't hate it either. I liked some parts, but then I felt underwhelmed in others. I think a middle of the road 3 Star rating is completely fitting for this book 🤷🏻‍♀️

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Sabrina and Crosby's story. They meet one night when Crosby is tied naked to a tree for being the new hockey player on the team and Sabrina is walking
For Crosby is the third book in the For You series, and with it Nathan has expanded her college romance world with the story of NHL hopeful Crosby Parks and the girl who left him tied to a tree… naked.

When Crosby’s picture perfect life falls apart, he’s sent to Alabama to get it back on track. All he had to do was play like the pro athlete he dreams of being, keep out of trouble and graduate. It seemed simple enough until he’s tied naked to a campus tree in the middle of the night and he ma
Sawyer  ❤
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Right from the opening scene, I was prepared to hate Sabrina. For the first dozen or so pages I did. You don't leave someone tied to a tree; you don't, that's horrible. To be honest, while I might have been able to get past it, I'm not sure I was able to forgive her. It's all right though, we all do stupid things in university. Read More. ...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it

‘I laughed, but my laughter was silenced by the softness of his lips and the slow glide of his tongue as he kissed me. He was saying what neither us wanted to say. What we were too stubborn to say. This thing between us could be real.’

We’ve adored the For You Series, and it has to be said that J Nathan writes exceptional NA stories, relying on emotion and engaging characters to drive her stories, and both For Finlay and For Forester were examples of her captivating prose; both stories filled wit
Anne OK
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
A sports-related college romance that is adorable, sassy & sweet. Tied to a tree, the naked hockey transfer quickly draws attention. And the girl who left him there is one spitfire heroine. Both characters – Sabrina and Crosby – will steal your heart.

Their banter was some of the best I’ve read. Their meet and greet probably the best. And the romance – well, it was a power play.

A short, quick standalone – even though it’s part of a series. Told from both Crosby and Sabrina’s POVs. And oh wow! T
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018


‘I laughed, but my laughter was silenced by the softness of his lips and the slow glide of his tongue as he kissed me. He was saying what neither us wanted to say. What we were too stubborn to say. This thing between us could be real.’

We’ve adored the For You Series, and it has to be said that J Nathan writes exceptional NA stories, relying on emotion and engaging characters to drive her stories, and both For Finlay and For Forester were examples of her captivating prose; both stories filled wit
Kate (beautifulbookland)
J. Nathan’s writing is so bloody addictive! This story is a typical college sports romance, complete with an arsehole sporting star (in this case, hockey) who’s too hot to handle, a strong and sassy female lead, and a whole lotta angst.

After Crosby’s world is turned upside down, he’s shipped off to Alabama with one rule: keep quiet, stay under the radar, and survive until he can graduate and go pro. Only, he hasn’t had the warmest welcome, being tied to a tree - naked - and left alone overnight
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Crosby Parks is just trying to make it—"fake it ‘til you make it” is his motto. He’s forced to restart his college career in Alabama since the media storm in Texas became too distracting, and frankly too unsafe. His plan is to stay under the radar to graduate, play hockey and make the pros. But there’s something afoot the day he steps on campus—something that’s going to make this grand “under the radar” plan nearly impossible to pan out, and not just because on day one he finds himself naked and ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a stunning book in the For You series by J. Nathan. For Crosby completely grabbed me by the heart strings. It was a deeply heartfelt story that touched me beyond words. J. Nathan certainly holds nothing back in her delivery of each story. Readers get a mix of everything; intricately woven together to produce an eye popping and mindblowing read. J. Nathan is a very talented author and her talent is evident in every single paragraph. I am such a fan of this author's free flowing and creative ...more

I'm not sure if "meet cute" is quite the way to describe Crosby and Sabrina's first meeting, but it sure was an entertaining one!
For Crosby was a fun read- I loved the back and forth between these 2. You could feel the sexual tension just rolling off of them and I couldn't wait for the payoff! But there was so much more to their story than just the witty banter, smoking hot chemistry, and hate-to-love-you feelings they were dealing with. I liked that there was more to Crosby than just the cocky
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"No one wanted to be hurt, and letting people in was a sure-fire way to do that."

I happened upon J. Nathan's debut novel by accident and I've been patting myself on the back ever since. She's such a talented author and her stories never fail to keep me engrossed from start to finish.

I have to give the author credit for coming up with a unique way for the two main characters to meet. It makes me smile every time I think about Sabrina finding Crosby tied to a tree... naked.

Of course, Crosby
2OCC Reviews
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
For Crosby brings together two of my favourite romance genres, sport and collage romance done in a really well manner. As soon as I read the blurb for this story I immediately jumped at the chance to read it and I was not disappointed. J. Nathan had me engrossed from the start to the end of this story with the intriguing storyline that they have written. The way that the main characters met had me laughing out loud and then at the end I felt my heart melt at the sweetness of both characters. I l ...more
Peggy M
I was given a copy of this book by the New Adult Book Club and this is my voluntarily, honest review of it.

After reading and enjoying the first two books in this series, I was really looking forward to reading the third book ‘For Crosby’. And I’m happy to say that I love it very much! It’s even my favourite book of the ‘For you’ series.

This book is about Sabrina, Finlay’s best friend, so she’s a character that we already met in the previous books. She was a character that I really liked so I was
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sabrina might have pushed her crush to friend-zone her and into another girls arms but she is over the whole college guys. When she comes across Crosby tided up to a tree she tries to free him but when Crosby starts getting all snippy with Sabrina she leaves him tied up to the tree all naked for the whole world to see the next day. Crosby may have been trying to fly under the radar and just get scouted by any hockey to team and just get the heck out of Alabama. As Crosby and Sabrina get to know ...more
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second story that I read by J. Nathan and I am loving this just as much as the first one. It was an enemies to lovers and a sports romance. Two of my favorite tropes. This is the story of Crosby and Sabrina. The characters meet after Sabrina is walking to her dorm and she hears someone calling out to her and she meets Crosby who has been tied naked to a tree. This interaction does not end well and thus the hate/love between them begins.

Crosby has some issues to work out and he just
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For Crosby is book three is the For You series but it can be read as a standalone. This one so far is my favorite one in the For You series. I absolutely love the way Crosby and Sabrina first meet. Crosby comes off as a grumpy, angry guy but he has layers and he's not as bad as his first impression makes him seem. Sabrina has is a pretty nice girl. She has huge heart. She doesn't really like Crosby at first but that changes. I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. This one is a must re ...more
Amie Knight
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Why isn't everyone talking about J. Nathan everywhere? She is one of my favorite New Adult Authors. She transports right back to college. To the days of bad decisions, sexy assholes, and young love. She has innate ability to make me laugh one second and tear up the next. For Crosby, was no exception. Witty banter, hilarious antics, and a deep, heart stopping story, for me, this one was a touchdown. Or should I say goal?! I loved it!
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars (blech...Bama)

I'm just loving this series and how each couple encounters different obstacles.

Crosby and Sabrina are just amazing. I love how much they both grow, and Grady is turning out to be not as much of a prick as he was to Finaly. Loved seeing previous peeps. Plus there's a great epilogue.
Kristy K
Mar 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars

I enjoy reading a NA novel from time to time and particularly like sports romances. For Crosby was light on the sports (which was fine), but unfortunately it also had nothing else going for it. It reads like the thousands of other NA books with a few tweaked facts.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I had to read this after hearing the premise! I’m just a sucker for the enemies to lovers trope at the moment!
It was a fun and sexy read, and I liked the characters.
Some of the writing could have been better, but I was after some fluff and this made me smile.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult
When Crosby's parents are imprisoned for embezzling, Crosby's life gets flipped upside down. We went from being the star hockey player on his team, to shunned by everyone around him. With no family left, he packs up and heads to Alabama to finish out his year of college, and make it to the big leagues. Except, his whole plan to fly under the radar and finish out his year goes awry when he finds himself naked and tied to a tree by his own teammates. Let's just say that moment was only the beginni ...more
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for the opportunity to read this title.***

For Crosby, by J. Nathan, was a breeze to get through. Sabrina and Crosby meet in a unique way. She finds him naked and tied to a tree in the middle of the school’s campus. She begins to help him, but his attitude stinks. She gives up and figures he’s getting what he deserves. After being questioned by the dean about the incident,
Bobbi Wagner
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
For Crosby by J. Nathan is book three in her For You series. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly suggest reading all the books in this series as they are all just as enjoyable. This is sports romance book that will keep you engaged until the end. It pulled me in right from the beginning and kept me reading until the last page. I enjoy this author's writing style. It is free flowing and creative. Her attention to details make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. ...more
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy via Net Galley and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

I absolutely adore hot hockey players so I knew this was a book I just had to read. I knew I was right when I encounter said hot hockey player tied naked to a tree. What could be a better start to a romance book than that? I know I can't think of any. J. Nathan soon drew me into this fictional world and had me wanting to pull up a comfy chair and stay there watching the sexy banter between Sabrina and Cro
Up All Night With Books
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

EPIC! Holy efff!!! HOT!!!

For Crosby by J. Nathan was amazeballs. Yes, I said amazeballs! For Crosby was like a hook dangling in the water and it caught me.

Sabrina is such a great character that she drew me in with her wit and no filter attitude. Sabrina takes no crap from anyone, especially Crosby. When they first cross each other's path, she leaves him tied to a tree. Yes, a tree. Naked. That is the start of their hate/love relationship
Kat DM
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

A man forced to move to a different school. Who ends up tied to a tree butt naked. A girl who unintentionally crosses his path. Who only wants to finish college and a successful career. Both banter as if they were ex-lovers. Which makes the story even more interesting.

I wish it didn't take long for Crosby to fight back. To prove to the immature new teammates that he had no knowledge of what his parents did to these kids parents. I hated the fact the rest of the team was resenting his t
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

For Crosby is the third book in the For You Series by J. Nathan. It is a New Adult, sports romance with a bit of an enemies to lovers feel to it.
Crosby Parks hasn’t had a great time of late and his great life began to disintegrate before him. He’s been forced to change colleges in the hopes of staying on track to play professional hockey. All he has to do is keep his head down and apply himself. Easier said than done when he’s stripped naked and tied to a tree on the first day there.
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J. Nathan is the author of new adult, sports, and rock star romances with cocky heroes and sassy heroines. When she's not writing, she's a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. She loves watermelon margaritas, guys in backward hats, country music, the summertime, and her amazing family and friends.

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